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. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that floor privileges be granted to margot hecht, a member of my legislative staff during today's session of the senate. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cardin: mr. president, i rise today in support of the nominations of george hazel and theodore chuang to be united states district judges for the district of maryland. let me say from the beginning that i am very proud in the manner in which senator mikulski, the southern senator from maryland, and i have established a process to review and make recommendations to the president for the vacancies in the united states district for maryland. we've used the process that we think works. iit get us the most qualified individuals and the two today are certainly an example of highly qualified individual whose want to be judges for the right reasons. they have a demonstrated track record of public service. i particularly appreciate their commitment to pro bono. they understand that the courts need to be open
: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. cummings: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cummings: just shy of a year ago, the secretary general of facts administration reported the i.r.s. had used inappropriate criteria to review applicants for tax exempt status. the same day, chairman issa wept on national tv, before he received a single document or interviewed a single witness, and said the following. this was the targeting of the president's political enemies. targeting of d -- the president's political enemies and lies about it,ent end of quote. the republicans have spent the last year trying to prove these allegations. the i.r.s. has produced more than half a million pages of documents. we have interviewed 39 witnesses, 40 witnesses, i.r.s. witnesses, treasury department employees. and after all of that, we have not found any evidence of white house involvement or political motivation. yesterday, i issued a report with key portions from the nearly 40 interviews conducted by the com
back. >> gentleman leads back. gentleman from maryland is recognized. to the distinguish gentleman from massachusetts mr. minutes.ee >> gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for they minutes. >> thank you mr. speaker and i from the gentleman maryland. >> in response to the recent allegations i do want to point did look ur committee at the question of political motivation and selecting tax applications. we ask the did look inspector g before the ways and means committee and i quote, did any evidence of motivation. n response, they testified, we did not, sir. r. speaker, i rise in strong opposition to the contempt resolution. what began as a bipartisan targetingion into the of american citizens by the surface has ew deteriorated into the very short careless us and overreaching that our committee tkpaeut in to invest the first place. they commenced this nvestigation in may 2013 by stating the following during his opening statement. is used toment power target americans for exercising rights there is nothing more important than take t seriously and get to the ottom of it and eradicate
the balance of her time. does the gentleman from maryland reserve? the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. issa: if they hasn't made their applications perhaps they wouldn't have been asked the abusive questions like what books do you read, who are your donors, inappropriate questions that happened. with that i yield one minute to the distinguished member from virginia, the leader of the house, mr. cantor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for one minute. mr. cantor: mr. speaker, i thank the gentleman, chairman from california. mr. speaker, i rise today in support -- in strong support of this resolution to hold ms. had lois lerner in contempt -- ms. lois lerner in contempt. the substance of this resolution should not be taken lightly. the contempt of the u.s. house of representatives is a serious matter and one that must be taken only when duly warranted. there's no doubt in my mind the conditions have been met for today's actions. mr. speaker, there are few government abuses more serious than using the i.r.s. to punish american citizens for their poli
yields back. the gentleman from california continue to reserve? the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. cummings: i would say to the gentleman, as the professor said, it's explicit that a person does not waive a fifth amendment right by answering questions outside a formal setting or by making statements that were not under oath, when he referred to the issue of her making statements to the justice department. with that, i yield to the distinguished gentlelady, a member of our committee, ms. speer for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the entlelady is recognized. ms. speier: i thank the gentleman for his leadership and to say a few minutes here on the floor. i'm not here to defend lois lerner today but i am here to defend the constitution and every american's right to assert the fifth amendment so as not to incriminate themselves. and every single member of this body should be as committed to doing the same thing. i'm also here to defend the integrity of the committee and the rules of that committee. lois lerner pled the fifth amendment before our committee. and she also profes
. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. >> i yield to the distinguished gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for three minutes. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from maryland for yielding. in response to those recent allegations, i do want to point out that our committee did look at the question of political motivation in selecting tax exemption applications. we asked the inspector general, russell george, on may 17, 2013, in a hearing before the ways and means committee, and i quote, this was the question, did you find any evidence of political motivation in the selection of tax exempt applications? he -- he responded, the inspector general who investigated this case testified, and this is a quote, we did not, sir. period. mr. speaker, i rise in strong opposition to this contempt resolution. what began as a necessary and compelling bipartisan investigation into the targeting of american citizens by the internal revenue service has now deteriorated into a -- into the very sort of dangerous
into the east. uc flooding now. heavy rain and maryland and new york. people have to be rescued from flash floods profs has eather when things are hot. why will tend to 80s by noontime. even with the possibility of noontime. an explosion and pensacola florida during a giono its bloated. he's been caught at public events rob ford has agreed to take time off of political campaigning to see alcohol abuse rehabilitation the world's largest fast food chain. is also the biggest violator of fair labor practices. the sandwich artists may have more in common with starving artists than you think. and another community deals with the aftermath of a crude oil train derailment. check out this video of a of maryland. the same storm that created some 65 tornadoes in mostly arkansas and mississippi earlier this week brought warnings of more tornadoes and flash flooding farther north yesterday. around maryland, motorists were stranded in high water, and a block-long section of street collapsed. in yonkers. the heavy rain collapsed a retaining wall creating a mudslide across metro tracks. no one was injured
...but baltimore's jail refused to allow us inside. we were granted access to the second largest jail in maryland: the prince george's county detention center. >> every year, thirty thousand people pass through this facility. the ones who remain inside tend to be like samuel kayira - out of touch with family, with a history of misdemeanors. samuel was arrested for stealing from a wine store. his bail was set at two thousand dollars. >> hey, how's it going? i'm sebastian. >> i'm sam. >> good to meet you sam. >> so, would they have been able to help, your family? with a $2,000 bail, that means they would have had to front you $200 in order for you to be released on bail. >> well, it's $2,000 if you don't have a bondsman. and, i never, to be honest, i don't think they could afford it. >> even just $200 bucks? >> yeah. >> how long do you expect to be in here? >> at least until next month when my trial comes. maybe they will drop my case. i'm not too sure about that. but that's what i'm waiting for next month, trial case. >> larry clark was arrested for trespassing. he has been in jail for a month and
the great state of maryland who is also the chair of the bipartisan women's caucus here in congress. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from maryland is recognized for one minute. ms. edwards: thank you very much, madam speaker. gentlewomen nk the from new york, tennessee and wyoming for your leadership and doing what women do in this congress, work together toward a common good. i thank so much for your leadership and i rise in support of h.r. 863, the national women's history commission act it would study the potential creation of a national women's history museum right here in washeds, and has been stated before, not at any cost to the taxpayer, which showcases the contributions that women have made throughout our history, both in this country around around the world. contributions that have -- and around the world. contributions that have been underrepresented in books, museums and other stories of their great story. there are examples in maryland, the women's heritage museum in baltimore, that are leading the pushback in our state against the void of women's representatio
are kind of a home team, the two maryland senators, the two democratic maryland senators both signed it, joe donnelly, joe mansion and mark prior of arkansas did not sign the letter as well. bill is calling in from cleveland. bill, what do you think about congressional involvement in this issue? host: yes, i personally believe that there are just so many other person issues in this country. i'm not for the name of the redskins but i really think that our economy, quite frankly, is number one and rarely -- really, the congress should be focused more on that more so than the name of the football team. that's really it. you know, i'm not really for the name myself but i think that there are more pressing issues. host: bill, you're calling from cleveland and you've clot the cleveland indians baseball team. should that name be changed? host: yeah, i'm opened it to if the time comes for them to change it. ok, i have no problem with that. host: harry reid sent out a tweet. here it is. my colleagues and i wrote a letter to the nfl urging it to change the derogatory name of washington's football
book blessed experiences. saturday may 17th gaithersburg book festival will take place in maryland. you can watch authors like dan bowls and and homes on booktv on c-span2. may 29th through the 30 first, we will be talking with authors and publishing executives at the publishing industry's annual trade show, bookexpojohn merrick on new york city and we will be live from the chicago tribune on june 7th and eighth. on saturday, june 21st, the fdr presidential library will be holding the eleventh annual roosevelt freedom festival. there will be 12 authors of recently published works that draw upon the roosevelt archives. >> i'm not defending lois lerner. i want to hear what she had to say, why she was unaware of the inappropriate material for a year after they were created. i want to know why she did not mention the inappropriate criteria in her letters to congress. i could not vote to violate an individual's fifth amendment rights just because i want to hear what she has to say. a much greater principle is at stake here today. the sanctity of the fifth amendment rights for all citizens of
was shared with me by a collector in maryland who has an enormous collection of early photographs and there was something about his command in the camera. there's a certain strength and while we know the list he is also something clearly of presence and that in particular is important. hispanic early photography and the making of african-american identity. this is booktv at duke university. >> james talks about the history of drinking water and the safety and scarcity. the professor says unsafe drinking water is the single largest killer in the world. this was conducted at the end. it's part of the booktv college series. >> now we have the professor at duke. in this book you write unsafe drinking water is the largest killer in the world. >> i was surprised to find that. the statistics are somewhat rough but over half of the population is estimated will suffer from a lot of disease. >> why do we not have clean drinking water parks is it hard? >> the challenges that we are facing with drinking water are different than dc. it's been a challenge for every society throughout history an
that one. which was shared with me by a collector in maryland who has an enormous collection of early photographs. and there is something about douglas' command of the camera. there is a certain strength and poise in it. while we know douglas have to be an orter he is also clearly something of a presence in these photographs. and that photograph in particular is an important one to me. >> host: >> host: maurice wallace and here is the cover cover of your book. >> next, jake talks about the history of the drinking water and he says unsafe drinking water is the single largest killer in the world. this is part of our college series. >> host: now joining us is the author of "drinking water: a history" and he is the
. quest we are talking about in 2014. races robert in clinton, maryland. caller: i was wondering about our race in maryland. we have a primary next month. on the republican side, there is a black republican, charles, who won the gop straw poll. your thoughts on his chances on being able to bring fresh air and a new image of the republican party. he has been reaching out into black neighborhoods. could maryland see its first african-american governor on the republican side? i do not think it will be this psychotherapy look back to when michael steele was a credible candidate for the senate, that looked like an opportunity and ended up fading comes final days. when it to the race in maryland, it comes down to the democratic primary. three people are in the race, but it comes down to the lieutenant governor. that primary is fascinating because we are seeing health care and the affordable care act layout in a different way. a criticizedcandidate ofwn for the implementation the affordable care act in the maryland exchange, criticizing the rollout of it in maryland. it is i didn't touch a dynami
. the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: thank you, mr. president. as my colleagues know, this is national police week and i know i express the sentiment of every member of this body to show our appreciation for the 900,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who literally put their life on the lines every day to keep us safe. we cannot thank them enough and we can also help them by your your owr actions. in 2013, 105 lost their lives in the line of duty. obviously this is a matter that requires the attention of the united states senate. let me just give you the most recent casualty in the state of maryland. on august 28, a baltimore county police officer, jason snyder, who was only 36 years of age, was shot and killed while serving a search warrant at the home on roberts avenue in kaytonsville at approximately 5:00 in the morning. he was part of a tactical team that entered the house in search of a juvenile subject wanted in relation to a shooting the previous week. the entry team encountered four subjects inside the house who attempted to florida florida. a subject attacke
want to talk about your take on women in combat. deena waiting in hyattsville, maryland. deena, good morning. us.a, are you with just want to make the point about the smallest military piece is the 105 howard served. six stakes. put them in the ground with a sledgehammer and your two the sledgehammer all six of them before he can fire the weapon. that requires upper body strength. with the military needs to do is figure out a way to redesign something like that. if you put women up against men as relates to upper body strength, it is a physical thing. something has to be redesigned because you're going set women up to fail if something is not changed as it relates to the physical upper body strength. jessica on the line for democrats. what are your thoughts? caller: first, i heard some caller start where women being grabbed from behind. that doesn't tell me that women don't belong in combat, that tells me that men need to step up their game and be more respectful and keep their hands to themselves and not worry about a woman's cycle. women have been serving in combat for years. it is
today. thank you and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from maryland reserves his time. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. pittinger, three minutes. the chair: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for three minutes. r. pittinger: thank you. mr. speaker, thank you, chairman rogers, for this opportunity to speak. i want to commend you for your exceptional leadership, for your service on behalf of the security of our nation. over the past year, it's really been a privilege to get to know you and work with you on several initiatives and i'm just grateful for the way you handle the people's business and look forward to working with you more and also congratulate you on your future endeavors. the legislation before us today provides intelligence community the authorization needed to protect and defend the united states and supports critical national security programs such as those protecting americans against terrorism and cyberattacks. as members of con
in laurel, maryland, after a dam opened, leaking thousands of gallons of water. i want you to take a look at this nearby in baltimore. that's a sinkhole that just swallowed up cars. several nearby homes had to be evacuated. luckily, amazingly, no injuries were reported. and i want to take a look at this. this is why everyone says do not drive through standing water. this man had to be rescued after his suv got stuck in about 4 feet of water near bowie, maryland. he is okay, but as you can see, a mess there. people there had to go in and rescue him. >> yeah, if the water's standing, please, do not drive through it. >>> the same situation on the other side of the potomac in virginia. the water wasn't quite as high in alexandria, near the capital, but the risk of flooding still high this morning. >>> creeks overflowing the banks in delaware. the water flowed into the streets. driving there very difficult. more than 4 inches of rain fell in that area throughout the day. >> all this rain coming from the same storm system that left 37 people dead across the south. several of those fatalities in
customers in maryland, illionis and pennsylvania. it will add on dc, delaware, new jersey and more homes in maryland. energizer is splitting into two companies. the company, known for it's iconic bunny, will separate into two publicly- traded companies. its household products company will split from its personal care company that includes banana boat sunscreen and schick razors. shares of energizer hopped 14% higher on the news. the split won't be official until next year. turning to earnings..phillips 66 shares traded near an all time high during yesterday's session after reporting earning that topped wall street predictions. hyatt hotels gained 4% after noting a 10% rise in revenue. the chain attributes an increase in room rates and occupancy to growth in business travel in north america. walmart is getting into the insurance business. the retailer is teaming with insurance companies, which will sell policies through walmart's website. so far the service is in eight states, but will spread nationwide in a couple of months. it's the latest step by walmart to expand services. it add
in the state of maryland. all together, this week-long weather outbreak affected almost half the country, over 20 states. some have seen record-breaking rainfall. we begin with peter alexander. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. days ago this was a quiet creek but as you see now, it's a rushing river. after several states collected historic rain totals in this massive storm. tonight there is a hole in the heart of baltimore, heavy rain causing the road to collapse, swallowing cars, and sweeping debris over this crucial east coast rail line. >> oh my god. >> reporter: tim rogers watched in disbelief as crews crushed his car and others to get them off the tracks. in maryland fed frederick lost 28 cars when flood waters went into his dealership and body shop. >> you see the dollars flying away. >> reporter: in this case floating away. >> exactly. >> reporter: that water came from this dam officials decided to open overnight to avoid a possible breach. from the plains to the northeast, violent wet weather, 159 reported tornados in 15 states. in new york city wednesday, the tent
legends," but we got a little bit of babe ruth in here, too. come on. i'll show you around. >> maryland's great teams and athletes are showcased here. but mike and i were on a mission, so there was no time to huddle. >> [ chuckles ] >> we walked right past all kinds of amazing displays... on our way to something even more amazing. >> a place that you will remember for the rest of your life. come on in to this room. this is kind of a special space. it is called "the archives." and this is where we process all of the 10,000 artifacts that we have in our museum, but the stuff that gets put into safekeeping comes back into this room, which is the vault. so come on in and we'll take a look at the vault. >> the vault is jam-packed with sports history -- from the recent past... >> cal ripken's cleats are here. >> ...to way back when. football players, olympians -- if they made their mark in sports, they're remembered here. >> you can see the baltimore orioles are represented in here, the baltimore ravens are here, michael phelps is in here. so anything and everything to do with the state of ma
. hastings: i'm pleased to yield five minutes to the distinguished the gentleman from maryland, my good friend and member of the oversight and government reform committee as its ranking member, five minutes to mr. cummings. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for five minutes. mr. cummings: i rise in strong opposition to this resolution. benghazi was a tragedy. we lost four brave americans that night. and i extend my deepest sympathies to their families. in my opinion, we honor their memories best by bringing the killers to justice and by working in a bipartisan way to strengthen security for all u.s. personnel overseas. as family members of ambassador stevens has stated, and i quote, what chris never would have accepted was the idea that his death would have been used for political purposes, end of quote. unfortunately, that is what house republicans have been doing for the last year and a half. n april 23, 2013, republican five n of dive -- different house committees issued a staff report with no consultation or input from a single democratic member of
reserves. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. ruppersberger: thank you, mr. speaker. and i rise in strong support of the u.s.a. freedom act. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. ruppersberger: on may 8, the house intelligence committee passed out of the committee the bipartisan u.s.a. freedom act. the identical bill that the judiciary committee passed out of may 7. i especially want to thank chairman rogers for his years of leadership on the house intelligence committee. i also want to thank chairman goodlatte and ranking member conyers and also congressman sensenbrenner and the staff of our intelligence and judiciary committees for the hard work they did on this bill. we have worked together in a bipartisan manner and we have come a long way. after our committee markups, chairman rogers and i have continued to work with the judiciary committee and the administration to iron out some remaining issues which we have done and which is represented in the current bill. the bill represents the productive efforts of bipart
. but researchers at the university maryland school of medicine hope they are closer to creating a vaccine. >> we are several stems before we get to humans. all of the vaccine the preparations have taken time to do testing and to do clinical trials. that is not a rapid process unfortunately. >> health officials say there's a great deal they don't know about where mercer comes from or how the virus spread. take common sense pleasures, wash hands frequently and avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth. natasha guinane, al jazeera miami. >> dr. nadine gounder is an infectious disease specialist. welcome. >> thank you. >> how deadly is the virus? >> so far we haven't seen anybody come down with any symptoms and we're basically out to almost 14 days. >> what doos that mean? >> that marines essentially that you have had a lot of people on the same planners with the person in florida with mers and no one has become sick with mers despite having been in contact with him on the plane. >> that's good news. who's most at risk for this disease? >> our thought is health care workers are a very high risk. especially i
this are extremely weird. it happened at tv station wmar. the abc station in maryland. basically baltimore. staffers have been tweeting about this situation. we have some of the tweets. they're a little old. they may have been in a meeting when all of this was going on. the suspect tried to get in the building scream, said let me in, he was god. he comes into the door, there's a receptionist there as the story is told us. he starts screaming "i am god, i am god. let me in the building." in an effort to prove it, he went outside and got a track. rammed this into the building three times. got into a landscaping truck and rammed the building three times. i saw last three as he broke into the lobby. team 2 is the hash tag for the news station. we ran into the station with kelly. kelly is brian's new director. anyway, he want to the newsroom from abc 2, screaming for everyone to get out. went back door to lock -- went in the back lot. i guess. we don't really know what's going on. we're being kept away. apparently, the latest we have is, the guy is believed to be on the second floor. they've been going t
our coverage of the 2014 gators burbot festival in maryland. you can watch all to this coverage tonight on book tv. television for serious readers. >> welcome to mobile, alabama on book tv, located at the head of mobile bay in southern alabama, known for its rich french and spanish history as well as its harbor. today mobile they're ranks first in the nation for wood pulp exports and is on to the retired u.s.s. alabama. with help from our comcast cable partners for the next hour we will explore the history and literary life of this port city with local authors. >> the wonderful thing about the gulf coast is it is, i think, so underappreciated which is good because there's a lot to write about. >> new york, sentences go, chicago, the cities and places are also well known. extraordinarily rich subject. of course launched the invasion and confiscation of all this land which immediately after the war was over the reid there would not have been settled if it had not been for this war. >> we will begin our special look of mobile with a conversation with novelist and nonfiction author
harris of maryland. you're both in the "crossfire." i'm going to start with you. i cannot believe that the republicans even today are not willing to at least give this president some credit. ronald reagan in 1987 had 6.3% unemployment and you guys called him a hero. we got 6.3% unemployment today. how many airports are you going to name after president obama given his performance so far? >> well, considering the labor force participation rate is lowest in decades. honestly, isn't that what this is all about, how many people are actually participating in the labor force? look, you know, they tell me in the eye of a hurricane weather looks pretty good. that's what we're in. we had one piece of good news amidst all the bad news of this economy. low economic growth, 0.1% gdp growth. the only thing that was good about that i guess is because obamacare raised health care spending 9.9% in the first quarter. we bent the health care cost spending way up. >> this is going to be a very hot show. i'm going to let my congresswoman from oakland put you straight then i'm coming at you. >> i can'
at a maryland gun range to demonstrate how it works. >> red means you are not the authorized user or you have not activated the watch. >> so when you grip that, it's telling you right now you cannot fire this gun. >> correct. >> the armatix smart gun only functions if the owner is wearing a special watch. >> my code is entered. it says it's good. i hit enter. now i pick up the handgun and it's green. green means i'm the authorized user. now i'm ready to fire. >> if the watch and gun are separated by more than 10 inches, after, say, a suspect wrestles it away from a police officer, the gun stops working. >> putting the ammunition in. i can fire. take the wrist watch away, it is more than 10 inches, the grip tells me i cannot fire. i pull the trigger, i get nothing. i return it within 10 inches, pull the trigger -- [ gunshots ] >> created by a legendary gun designer, the armatix smart gun is supposed to retail for $1800. about three times the cost of some popular, traditional handguns. it may just be the beginning of what could be a technological revolution in firearm safety. >> the ones that a
. according to one state exchange, in maryland, 46% of enrollees have turned into obamacare deadbeats. they haven't paid. >> today, this talking point met its demise. a new report shows most who signed up under health law have paid. 80% to 90% of enrollees paid their bills on time. the not paying premiums talking point is survived by right wing radio hosts, fox news anchors, and millions of conservative uncles at dinner tables across the country. may it rest in peace, because we got you. huh, 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know that game show hosts should only host game shows? samantha, do you take kevin as your lawfully wedded husband... or would you rather have a new caaaaaar!!!! say hello to the season's hottest convertible... ohhh....and say goodbye to samantha. [ male announcer ] geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. this is mike. his long race day starts with back pain... ...and a choice. take 4 advil in a day which is 2 aleve... ...for all day relief. "start your engines" >>> the right wing has a new obsession
average of eight points. i would like to yield now two minutes to the gentleman from maryland, mr. harris. the chair: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for two minutes. . mr. harris: thank you very much. i rise to oppose the amendment. my state's named in the amendment. everyone supports compassionate, effective medical care for patients with cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain. you'll probably hear anecdotal reports, maybe even during the testimony this evening, about how medical marijuana can solve some of these problems. but there are two problems with medical marijuana. first, it's the camel's nose under the tent, and second, the amendment as written would tie the d.e.a.'s hands beyond medical marijuana. with regard to the camel's nose under the tent, let me quote from the d.e.a. report just published this month. organizers behind medical marijuana movement do not really concern themselves with marijuana as a medicine. they just saw it as a means to an end which is the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. they did not deal with ensuring that the predict meets the st
flooding. >>> breaking news also in maryland. evacuations under way right now in laurel, maryland, after a dam opened, leaking thousands of gallons of water. and take a look. this is from baltimore. that's a sinkhole, a sinkhole that swallowed up several cars. >> wow. >> that's right. several homes nearby had to be evacuated, but there were no injuries reported. and this is why we always say don't drive through water? look at this. this guy had to be rescued after his suv got stuck in 4 feet of water near bowie, maryland. he's okay, but if you see standing water, don't do what he did. find another way to get around the flood. a line of cars this morning on route 3 in new jersey drove right into some standing water. a whole bunch of people stranded this morning on there, or late last night going home in their commute. >> all kinds of road closures around here. of course, the same situation across the potomac in virginia, though the water wasn't quite as high on these roads in alexandria near the nation's capital. the risk of flooding still high there this morning. >>> some creeks starting
from maryland. mr. cardin: thank you, mr. president. later today we're going to have the opportunity to pass a very important bill, the water resources development act, the wrda bill. and the presiding officer knows firsthand the importance of this legislation to our ports in new jersey and maryland. this is a very important bill, and it's going to get passed, and it's going to get signed by the president. it's a bipartisan bill. i want to congratulate senator boxer and senator vitter, our chair and ranking member on the environment and public works committee, for developing a process where democrats and republicans, all members of the senate, could work to develop the very best water resources bill for our country. this follows, i think, in the best traditions of the last congress when we were able to pass map-21, the surface transportation reauthorization that provided for the building of our roads, our bridges, our transit systems and the f.a.a., which dealt with our air highways, with dealing with the most modern air system that we could. so now we're moving forward with the wate
the gentleman from maryland, mr. hoyer, for five minutes. mr. hoyer: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to pay tribute to an extraordinary life, to an extraordinary individual, to a dear and good friend of mine for many, many years. the el raymond lewis was librarian emeritus, the last and longest serving librarian of the u.s. house of representatives, a prolific author, archivist, educator, humorist, historian, illustrator, psychologist and recognized expert on military and naval history. he died on may 14. he was the husband of my former chief of staff, eleanor lewis, an extra individual in her own right who had been geraldine ferraro's chief of staff as well. ray lewis was a man of great intellect, ever great warmth and of great contributions to this institution, to his ountry, to his family and to the intellectual education of so many. ray lewis was a man of the house and so much more. he lived a life of vast experience. he was, as eleanor observed, a genuine renaissance man. he loved his work and his
maryland time. nightmare at lunchtime. icon, peer to find people from my background. 2008. to iraq in to have a space like this is pretty key. a lot of us to come home with issues. physical or mental. having an area like this where we can get together with people who understand our experiences can really help people out. >> it is clear that this issue is important one. 2013, money was located to help community health centers dispense services to those living with mental illness and addiction. we commend the government for its attention to this issue. a possible solution to educate and help those struggling with the mental health aid act. >> this act tries to get at that issue of public awareness. it reduces the stigma. when people tell a student or friend that they see the symptoms of mental muslim someone,- illness in they will begin to understand what they are seeing. what the symptoms might mean and where they can get treatment. >> if these were things that we were screening for, that childhood trauma was a thing that you look for in schools and ofated, you could save a lot subs
are out of sight. and ad to oregon going bust and maryland on the brink, and byron says the whole law is maybe stitching but maybe that was the plan all along. >> we know that a number of supporters of obamacare actually wanted to have a single payer government system. >> that's right. i remember well. >> like you saw in canada, like you see in great britain. president obama, he was asked. he said if i had it to do from scratch, i would choose a single payer. remember tomorrow harken, very liberal of the senate, in 2010 liberals wanted the public option as part of obamacare. harken said, we can't get that but don't worry. think of obamacare as a starter home. we'll just build small to begin with and then expand it later on, and then more recently we have had senate majority leader harry reid say that he would like a singing payer plan. so, i think we have a lot of democrats who view obamacare as really just the beginning and not the end of their healthcare reform plan. >> i've always thought, too the rage -- it would be a papp able rage -- that builds up among americans to see their p
, a smart gun, but a dumb idea? how a maryland gun dealer became the target of a progun lobby. i'm a gunning dealer. i don't know anybody that is is more progun than i am. seriously. >> and why selling the new hi-tech handgun raised such an alarm. and heart land divided the battle over building the keystone excel pipeline pits the fight for the future of the nebraska family farm, against an alliance of cowboys and indians and their campaign to save a way of life. >> it is not just an infrastructure project. you are messing with folks legacies. good evening and thank you for joining us. it is hard to imagine but the crisis in nigeria has become if anything even more horrific. the terror group which kid 23457ed hundreds of school girds hiding them somewhere in the dense bush, has launched another vicious attack nearby. reportedly killing more than 300 villages. and leaving little doubt that it's evil campaign isn't over. here is america tonight. more than 100 mothers gathers, many of them weeping. they begged to interphone, to bring the girls back safely. this isn't the picture the nigeria's p
, new jerso baltimore , maryland. even causing a street to collapse >>> record rainfall has flooded streets in newark, new jersey to baltimore, maryland even causing a street to collapse. there were cars, check them out, at the bottom of that massive hole there. water levels rose so fast in some places, people found themselves trapped and had to be rescued. this is the same storm system that dumped five inches of rain in florida in just 45 minutes yesterday. >>> well, east coast weather is trending right now. also trending, kurt cobain. seattle police just released a note from the late singer's wallet scorning courtney love. >> judge judy is trending. the tv judge is going prime time in a one hour special on cbs this month. >> wow. >> and yale? >> the university is the pick for a new york student who made national headlines after being accepted to all 8 ivy league schools. so he is going to yale. that vacation spot, people are taking to twitter to share where they would not want to travel just because. you can follow us on twitter at #cbssf. one of those bad vacation spots they name
cummings the top he is from maryland. he has landed the democratic response to the republican ifestigation into benghazi. she is leaning that way, you would be hard-pressed to find any democrats who would want to be part of this committee. >> he tweeted out some comments by the chairman of the committee. gop is fundaid raising off the benghazi. that the new panel chair think that it is a bad idea. what do we know? why does he say it is a bad idea? >> you have seen nbc's morning joe. he was asked if he would raise money off of benghazi. that he would not. he may seek campaign cash. it is very tragic death of or americans. he would not advise his colleagues to do that. >> stephen sloan is the deputy congressional editor with a libido. -- with politico. thank you for joining us. >> on the next washington journal, congressman adam schiff from california. he discusses the new investigation into the 2012 attack in benghazi. representative luke messer talks about charter schools. later, nicole lee, the outgoing resident of transafrica this gus's efforts to search for the nigerian schoolgirls who
. charlie pierce, thanks always for your time, man. >> thanks, chris. >>> last week we met the maryland gun dealer who wanted to sell the personalized ip-1, the nation's first smart gun. >> this is all about freedom. it really is, man. even when the nra, the bastion of great freedom, they say this should be prohibited, how hypocritical is that? they're bowing down to fear, bro he'. it's cowardice. they're afraid, so they bow down to that. and that is cowardice. that is not what people who stand for freedom do. you stand up and you fight for what you believe. you do not bow down. >> after word got out about his position, he got death threats and changed his mind about the smart gun. andy joins me again tonight, this time from his gun shop. next. peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact i can go onto angie's list and loo
experiences." saturday may 17th, the gaithersburg book festival will take place in maryland. you can watch authors such as mark leibovich and anna holmes live on booktv on c-span2. may 29th-31st booktv will be talking with authors and publishing executives at the publishing industry's annual trade show, bookexpo america, in new york city. we'll also be live from "the chicago tribune"'s printers row lit fest on june 7th and 8th. then on saturday, june 23st, the fdr presidential library will be holding the 11th annual roosevelt reading festival. there will be 12 authors who have recently published works that draw upon the archives. let us know about book fairs and festivals in your area, and we'll add them to our list. e-mail us at booktv@cspan.org. >> great to hear from my son. we went true a lot -- through a lot. being a father is, it's a hard thing in our culture because i don't think we remember what it's like. we don't know, we forget. and i have to give him credit, because he, he says, well, i didn't give up on him, but he didn't give up on me either. even when he was in prison, i reme
is in baltimore maryland. the kentucky derby winner is looking to win the second leg of the triple crown. this is the head of data and research. it is great to have you here. you have been taking a look at the statistics based on what people bet on in horse races. they bet because of the name of the course. they do not know anything else. >> this all comes from dirty jack..com. -- dirtyjackpot.com. they have this data on thousands of bets. they find there are a lot of irrational ones that come into these big races. people do things like betting on horse name, the number, just the color of the horse. there are all these silly things that create opportunities if you're smart about it to put bets on other courses that do not have the situations going on. >> this is about a quarter past six. is there any kind of estimate of how much money will be wagered? >> it is 50 times the amount they see on a normal saturday. it is going to have more than double the amount of money on horse racing in the whole nation. this is a huge amount of interest. mostly from casual fans who do not know really anyt
graduation and commission ceremony in annapolis, maryland. it includes the navy secretary live at 10:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> if we don't step up the enforcement side, and brings the media attention. if we're going to say the only thing we are going to rely on making these are risky and colleges do with a should be doing is for them to get a bad story, first of all, that's a lot of victims. me, would be a depressing conclusion. we've got to figure out some way to the anti-that is short of waiting for another tragedy to hit the front rages -- pages. >> i would look at the department of ed. the changes i have seen institutions start to make our when they are immediately under investigation. there is no fine yet area be don't know if it is upwards of $1 million. i would almost rather see that investment. >> but in all fairness, the paying for this. it can come from the institutions that have done wrong and they can fund their own enforcement. i think that is justice. >> senator claire mccaskill and the first of several discussions on combating rape and sexual assault on college cam
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